Arthur C. Stanwood was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Milbridge, and passed away on May 30, 2020, at the age of 79.
He was born to Philmore “Pruney” and Beatrice Stanwood Sr., of Steuben, where Arthur resided his entire life. He was predeceased by his parents, Pruney and Beatrice, brother, Philmore Jr., and three sisters, Maxine, Ruth and Harriet.
He is survived by his two brothers, Clifford and wife, Sandy, of Steuben, Gary and wife, Joannie, of Steuben, and two sisters, Shirley of Milbridge and Theresa of Addison. He leaves behind three children, Stacie Stanwood-Young and husband, Stephen, of Winter Harbor, Troy Stanwood and Brienne of Steuben, and Tiffany Benedict of Stockton Springs; grandchildren, Jolene Stanwood of Steuben, Amanda
Khederian of Steuben, Britni Stanwood of Texas, Troy D. Stanwood of Machias, Ivy and Chantz Stanwood and Rianne Fraser of Steuben; great-grandchildren, Joey, Cyndi, Wendy, Charlie, Connor, Aiden, Troy Andrew and Sawyer.
He also leaves behind a special friend, Ginny Devereau of Bangor, whom he loved to spend time with, dancing at the Elks Lodge to Country Gold. He also loved his second family at Parritt’s Garage in Steuben, who always put up with his shenanigans, day or night.
He was your typical Downeast hard-working lobster fisherman who lived his life according to the sea and the four seasons of Maine. At a young age, he dug clams and worms, raked blueberries, made Christmas wreaths and lobster fished. Later in life, he owned a shellfish processing plant that eventually became a seafood market. He loved to hunt and flounder fish and anything else that may have involved nature. He was always a sharp dresser and could be seen sporting his western shirts with pearl snaps and cowboy boots. He was extremely independent, downright stubborn at times, and even cantankerous, as some will tell you.
A special thanks to the nursing staff at the Ellsworth hospital, who went above and beyond to make our dad as comfortable as he could be until the end.
A celebration of life cookout will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 3 p.m. at 36 Oak Ridge Road in Steuben for his family and friends to attend.